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by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Traces of docetism in Herod's interest about Jesus
Replies: 3
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Re: Traces of docetism in Herod's interest about Jesus

It's also so simple. All you have to do is believe.
by Secret Alias
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Mark is called Mark? A suggestive hypothesis...
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Why Mark is called Mark? A suggestive hypothesis...

Andrew has suggested it could have something to do with his being a military deserter. Ephrem does a faux etymology for the related name Marcion from maroq = to polish, to perfect. mrwq (mārōq, mārōqā) nom.ag. cleanser; recompense 1 cleanser, polisher Syr. ISSW 7:35 : ܐܽܘܡܵܢܵܐ ܡܵܪܽܘܩܸܗ ܕܲܟܝܵܢܲܢ ܘܲܡܚ...
by Secret Alias
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 2018 Klinghardt books (& some commentary on Markus Vinzent's ideas)
Replies: 23
Views: 5119

Re: 2018 Klinghardt books (& some commentary on Markus Vinzent's ideas)

This
That is a far cry from what has been appearing in this thread previously, to wit, that Marcion created this gospel and the Four (or three synoptic) Gospels are derived from it.
by Secret Alias
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: דמשק = מקדש
Replies: 0
Views: 252

דמשק = מקדש

The interesting in 'Damascus' in the Qumran texts must be based on gematria.
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?
Replies: 57
Views: 5301

Re: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?

I think that we are far too willing to avoid the idea that the methodology by which let's say the Acts of Paul or the Apocalypse of Paul was created (i.e. out of the rib of older material or references) extended to other canonical texts like Matthew. It's canonicity isn't proof of its authenticity. ...
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?
Replies: 57
Views: 5301

Re: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?

No I am just saying that canonical Matthew is a faux 'Jewish' or Hebrew gospel. Whatever Hebrew gospel there was it was independent of canonical Matthew. If Origen is citing from it (Hebrews), it ain't canonical Matthew. Moreover if I am allowed to indulge in my own pet theories the fact that Matthe...
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?
Replies: 57
Views: 5301

Re: Did Papias report not the "sayings of the Lord" but "the oracles concerning the Lord"?

Surely Matthew is not the original. Matthew is clearly not a Jewish (or Jewish Christian for that matter) text. This is where faith gets in the way of lucidity.